What’s your Project of the Decade?
Our birthday celebrations launch today and we want to see what you’ve made with our yarns over the last 10 years! We are asking our customers, friends and followers to share a project you’ve made using Baaad Anna’s yarn or fibre and WIN. Your project can be any fibre art – knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving – the only criteria is that you bought the yarn at Baaad Anna’s. Three winners will be chosen from submitted projects.
Having trouble picking a favourite? Check out some of our staff’s past projects for inspiration!
My Project of the Decade is my epic colourwork and steeking Cruden vest designed by Ysolda Teague and made with Wollmeise. It was a “many firsts” for me.
- My first serious all-over colourwork in fingering weight — that’s a lot of knitting! and in the summer months too!
- The first time using Wollmeise fingering weight Pure and Twin Birdies mini-skein pack — fell in love with Wollmeise yarn!
- My first time steeking (eek!)
And there is a story to this project too. Just recently, a customer was making the same Cruden vest, and she got stuck and needed some pointers. She saw my project on Ravelry and came to the store specifically to look for me. Her vest has lots and lots of awesome colours from all her stash. We chatted and chatted, from knitting and steeking to sewing and to podcasts and videocasts.
My Electric Soul Warmer!
I started this project in December 2017 as soon as I came back from a trip to Ireland where I saw the most elegant sample knit of the Soul Warmer in shades of grey. When I got home I contemplated making it in greys but instead went a little wild with colour using Hedgehog Minis. I love this project because it is a great way to use up minis or leftovers from socks and it adds a splash of colour when the winter greys set in.
I started tapestry weaving in 2016. At first, I built a series of DIY looms to practice — then, in late 2016, I purchased a Mirrix loom, and started weaving for real ;). With my new loom sitting empty, I needed some nice yarn to break it in, so headed to Baaad Anna’s to beef up my stash! This was the first tapestry I made with that yarn. I think the yarns I used in this particular piece were Galway Worsted and Sugar Bush Bold.
As you can probably see, the edges are unfinished. I didn’t like this piece much when I pulled if off the loom, so left it this way…but it has since grown on me. I may just decided complete it after all!
Show us your Project of the Decade!
To enter: Between August 15-24. post your project on Instagram and tag it with #baaadannasmemories; share your project on our Ravelry thread ; or bring your project into the store to be photographed and posted on Instagram.